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What we offer - Pimpala Kindergarten

We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.

Preschool program

Times

Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week.

Children can come for 4.5 days over 2 weeks.

We are open Monday to Friday.

Group A

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 12.30pm alternate weeks

Group B

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 12.30pm alternate weeks 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $100 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

Fees cover the running costs of the kindergarten including cleaning, gardening, maintenance and telephone. They also cover consumables, educational resources and books.

What to bring every day

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag
  • change of clothes
  • piece of fruit or vegetable for snack time
  • healthy lunch that can be kept cool with an ice brick in an insulated container
  • a drink bottle containing water only
  • a sun-safe hat (broad brimmed or legionnaire style).

Please write your child’s name on everything they bring.

Please apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive during warmer months.

What to leave at home

Children should not bring these items:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, drinks other than water, muesli bars)
  • toys and special belongings from home.

Additional information

Please dress your child in practical, comfortable clothes to allow them to manage independently and move freely. Avoid braces, belts and button up overalls. Thongs, plastic boots, slippers and ugg boots cannot grip well so children will be asked not to climb while wearing them. Baseball style caps, singlet tops and strappy dresses do not comply with our Sunsmart and UV policy. Kindy t-shirts are available for purchase.

We celebrate children’s birthdays by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and blowing out candles on a pretend cake. If such celebrations conflict with family beliefs or culture, this will be respected.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 236KB).

Pre-entry

Pre-entry is offered in term 4 each year if time and space is available within our curriculum.

Times

Please contact us for more details.

Cost

This program costs $40.

Playgroup

Our parent-led playgroup is run every week during term time. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together. Children will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the site, staff and routines in preparation for preschool.  

Times

1.00pm to 2.30pm every Wednesday, except in the last week of each term.

Cost

This program costs $3 per family, plus $1 for each additional child.

What to bring

Families can bring lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.